Tattoo Tales

‘Tattoo Tales’ will record and share the stories behind peoples tattoos through digital storytelling and photography.

Run in partnership with the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, as part of the Collections Stories project with National Maritime Museum, the project is working with a wide range of groups to document their tattoo stories. These include members of the Royal British Legion social club, students, veterans and people from the local area.

Peoples stories will be captured through audio recordings and photographs, including those by photographer Rosie Kliskey. These recordings will then be edited and linked with photographs to create a series of digital stories. A selection of these will feature in the  ‘Tattoo- British Tattoo Art Revealed’ exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall from 17 March 2017 – 7 January 2018.

The Collections Stories project is a national partnership project, led by the National Maritime Museum, to develop a shared understanding of audiences around the UK and their connection to maritime history. Collections Stories is part of the National Maritime Museum’s Endeavour Galleries project and the activities are made possible through an award of £4.9m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.


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